While it’s hard to believe at the moment, with temperatures still close to freezing and the odd snow shower in the air, summer is on its way. In a month or so, springtime will be here, and we’ll all be starting to think about spring cleaning our homes and spending more time outside in our gardens. But, while you may be ready to be in your garden, your garden might not be ready for you. If it’s been constantly battered by wind, rain, and snow for months, seeing very little sunlight or attention, it might now be a muddy, untidy area that needs a little TLC before it’s your dream relaxing garden space again. Here are some of the things that you can start to do now to get your garden up to scratch before you are ready to start spending some time in it.
The first thing that you need to do is clean up. If your garden is currently full of rubbish, leaves, and mud, it’s hard to see what needs doing, and it might look a lot worse than it is. So, before you start to panic about how much you need to do, spend some time out there getting rid of any rubbish, cleaning your furniture off and giving any decking or paved areas a good clean with a jet wash. Then, you can take stock properly and start making a plan.
Now you’ve cleaned up; you can see if anything is broken or passed its best. Some things might need replacing, so get rid of the old and look for new. But, other things like furniture or fence panels may be repairable. Do it on the next dry day, so that any hazards are gone before you and your family get out there again.
Sometimes, the only help you’ll need will be from a jet wash and some garden tools. But, if your garden is in total disarray, or you want to make some larger changes, you’ll need help from Plano Landscaping to help you to get the garden of your dreams.
Treat the Lawn
Grass can suffer in the winter, especially if it’s still been walked over a lot. So, it may need a lot of love to get it back to its best. The first thing to consider is the type of lawn you’ve got. If you’ve got a family of young children running around whatever the weather, a standard lawn might not cope well. Replace it with RTF grass, which comes as seed or turf, and is much more hard wearing, surviving both drought and hard play all year around.
If you’d prefer to save your lawn, start by troweling out any weeds. Then, invest in a decent lawn feed, and start feeding it to the packet instructions, usually no more than once a week. Starting now means that your lawn should be a green paradise by springtime, but remember that it’s important that you carry on looking after your garden all year round to keep it at its best.